Imphal: Following the State Government’s initiative to ensure that the people of the State are provided uninterrupted supply of foodgrains especially rice under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) and National Food Security Act (NFSA) allocated for Public Distribution in the State were lifted and distributed to beneficiaries in the State.
In Imphal West district, 1419.35 quintal of rice under PMGKAY have been distributed in Uripok Assembly constituency on July 09. There was also report of distributing 17 quintal of rice and 1.5 quintal of Chana meant for migrant workers covering 340 persons.
Chingai AC in Ukhrul district have reported lifting of 783.10 quintal of rice under NFSA from FCI godown Ukhrul on July 09. The balance to lift for the same AC was 1301.15 quintal.
It is also reported that Mao AC in Senapati district had lifted 1983.90 quintal of rice under NFSA for the current month on July 08,
It may be mentioned that the State Government has been distributing PDS items to ensure none to suffer on account of non-availability of foodgrains on the backdrop of the outbreak of COVID-19 and the ongoing lockdown in the State.